Tuesday, June 02, 2015

#WNAC2015 - May / Neon: Roundup (+ Tutorials!)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Hello everyone!

Today I have a roundup of my nail art from the #WNAC2015 posts for May to share with you.  The theme was Neon, which was so fun!  Totally had me in a happy mood, and I think I came up with some awesome nail art (a few didn't quite make it to my Instagram either, so I'll share them with you here!).

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First up, we had a "half moon" prompt.  I decided not to go with a typical half moon style mani, and instead painted an actual half moon near the cuticle with some patterned lines over a colorful neon base.  I also have a tutorial if you haven't seen it already and are curious about how I created them, down below.

Polishes used: Nubar Black Nail Art Polish, China Glaze Love's A Beach, Color Club Tangerine Scream, and Orly Glowstick.

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  Direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L61bylYocMw


Next, we created Tribal nails for the second post of the month.  I went with a girly, pink & purple mix & match nail art design, so I also kept the tribal quite minimal and girly as well.  I really enjoyed wearing them!  I used several different techniques, gradients, sponged with plastic wrap, and a 18/0 Spotter brush to paint the details.

Polishes used: Love & Beauty (Forever 21) Ivory, Orly Beach Cruiser, Color Club Peace Out Purple.  I also used Crystalline Nail Veil from Color4Nails to minimize cleanup.

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lacquerstyle kgrdnr hand painted neon tribal nail art round nails oval nail polish color club peace out purple orly beach cruiser forever 21 ivory


My third post actually didn't make it to my Instagram page.  I wasn't that in love with it, plus I had trouble getting some nice photos of the colors and holo at the same time, so this was a bit of a #nailfail for me.  I do like the actual Fishtail nails which was the prompt, but I wish I had come up with something better on the other nails. 

Polishes used: China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, Color Club Beyond, and Orly Glowstick.  (Also, one coat of Love & Beauty Ivory as my base.)

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lacquerstyle kgrdnr neon fishtail nail art orly glowstick china glaze flip flop fantasy color club beyond hand painted


Second to last, we created neon gradients, which is always good, right?  I went pretty full on to create a blinding combination of yellow, green, purple, and blue.  I was so happy with with how they turned out as well.  I ended up adding some random lines on top which didn't quite make it to Instagram either, but I figured I'd still share them here. 

Polishes used: One coat of Love & Beauty Ivory as my base, Love & Beauty (Forever 21) Neon Lime, a shimmery blue Color Club (I'm not sure what it's called), and Color Club Peace Out Purple.  Nail art: Nfu-Oh 064, and Nubar White Nail Art Polish

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lacquerstyle kgrdnr neon hand painted nail art gradient forever 21 orly glowstick color club peace out purple nubar ombre


Finally, we had to create a neon watermarble.  This is usually one of my weak points when it comes to nail art for sure, and I still find it pretty challenging to find the right polishes that will spread well in the water.  I spent almost an entire day trying to create one (seriously!), and finally found a combination of polishes and a design that worked well for me, so I was extremely happy.  I filmed a tutorial for these as well, so I hope you enjoy it!

Polishes used: One coat of Love & Beauty Ivory as my base, Orly Glowstick, Orly Melt Your Popsicle, China Glaze Pool Party, and Color Club Peace Out Purple.

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Direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9R6ZMcSogA


The new challenge for June is Patterns!  If you'd like to join in, feel free to repost the photo below (click for the full size) and include the tag #WNAC2015 on your social media accounts so we can see them!
#WNAC2015 June / Patterns


I hope you all enjoyed the designs & tutorials!  Let me know which one is your favorite in the comments below.  I'm always very interested to hear! :)

Thank you for reading!

Kristin




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9 comments :

  1. Oh wow, pick a favorite? It would have to be the half moon design and the fishtail. I so wish that you made a tutorial for that one, your line work is impeccable!!! Seriously

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    1. Thank you so much! I kind of wish I made a tutorial for that one to now, even if I didn't like the other nails, haha.

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  2. Woooowwwww...fell in love with this awesome manis. You are a genius. <3

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  3. OMG, all the nail art is breath taking beautiful!

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  4. "nail fail" lol. Girl I don't think you ever have those. These are all stunning.

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